Fall Happenings at the Maryland Horse Library

September 26, 2023

MHLEC News Release

Friday, October 13, 6:30 p.m.

Sip & Win with the Maryland Horse Foundation

The Sip & Win cocktail reception and live auction returns for 2023 at the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center. Proceeds benefit the Maryland Horse Foundation.

Premium tickets are also available! Includes admission to the Sip & Win reception AND one VIP ticket for Jim McKay Maryland Million Day at Laurel Park on October 14. Enjoy an exclusive VIP experience with a buffet, open bar, valet parking, and trackside view of the races.

Please RSVP before October 9th.

Purchase tickets online or by check sent to the following with memo line:

Sip & Win tickets
Maryland Horse Foundation
321 Main Street
Reisterstown, MD 21136

Questions? Email bremsberg@marylandthoroughbred.com or call 410-252-2100 ext. 110.

Monday, October 23, 4:00 p.m. 

The Washington D.C. International with Joseph Davies

International racing at its best didn’t begin with the Breeders’ Cup. The first major event in the U.S. was the brainchild of Marylander John D. Schapiro, who took over the reins as Laurel’s president in 1950 and decided to create a race designed to bring together the world’s best horses at a mile and a half on the grass. He named it the Washington, D.C., International. 

The race had its first running in 1952 and was an immediate hit, as *Wilwyn carried the banner for England. Parties in D.C. were a mainstay on the social calendar and everyone from dignitaries to royalty to movie stars were in attendance. Horses came from around the world, including Russia, for the next half-century until the Breeders’ Cup drew competitors away.

Learn more about the history of the Washington, D.C., International and racing visionary John Schapiro when his step-son, nationally recognized steeplechase trainer Joseph Davies, comes for a talk at the Maryland Horse Library & Education Center on Monday, October 23 at 4 p.m.

RSVP here.

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